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The Red Pyramid The Red Pyramid
Photo courtesy of The Egypt Archive

Perhaps the failure of Snefru to build a perfect pyramid prompted him to build this one also 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) north of his bent pyramid.

This pyramid was built -from the beginning- at the angle of 43°, nearly similar to the angle of the upper part of the bent pyramid. Red limestone were used in the construction, hence came its current name.

The ruins of the pyramid's funerary temple are to the east-side. Here you can also see pyramid-shaped capstones recently recovered and restored.

       
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